Holly Bradshaw takes unexpected Olympic pole vault bronze for Team GB

Great Britain’s Holly Bradshaw won a surprise bronze medal in the Olympic pole vault competition behind the United States’ gold medal winner Katie Nageotte and Anzhelika Sidorova.

Bradshaw, 29, the British record holder, managed a first-time clearance at 4.85m which was enough to secure the bronze medal despite three failures at 4.90m. It marked her first medal outdoors at a global championships in nine attempts. The Rio 2016 champion, Katerina Stefanidi, finished fourth after two failures at 4.85m and one at 4.90m.

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